SF/F: Hugo & Dragon Awards 2017

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If science fiction and fantasy are your preferred genres, look no further. Here are the nominees for both the Hugo Awards and the newly created Dragon Awards. (New to the genres? This would be a great place to start!)


Becky Chambers
Description: Lovelace was once merely a ships artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in a new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has no memory of what came before. As Lovelace learns to negotiate the universe and discover who she is, she makes friends with Pepper, an excitable engineer, who is determined to help her learn and grow. Together, Pepper and Lovey will discover that no matter how vast space is, two people can fill it together.
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
Kai Ashante Wilson
Description: Long after the Towers left the world but before the dragons came to Daluc�ʹa, the emperor brought his delegation of gods and diplomats to Olorum. As the royalty negotiates over trade routes and public services, the divinity seeks arcane assistance among the local gods. Aqib bgm Sadiqi, fourth-cousin to the royal family and son of the Master of Beasts, has more mortal and pressing concerns. His heart has been captured by a handsome Daluc�ʹan soldier named Lucrio. They become swept up in a whirlwind romance, but neither Aqib nor Lucrio know whether their love can survive all the hardships the world has to throw at them.
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Charlie Anders
Description: "When Patricia Delfine was six years old, a wounded bird led her deep into the forest to the Parliament of Birds, where she met the Great Tree and was asked a question that would determine the course of her life. When Laurence Armstead was in grade school, he cobbled together a wristwatch-sized device that could send its wearer two seconds into the future. When Patricia and Laurence first met in high school, they didn't understand one another at all. But as time went on, they kept bumping into one another's lives. Now they're both grown up, and the planet is falling apart around them. Laurence is an engineering genius who's working with a group that aims to avert catastrophic breakdown through technological intervention into the changing global climate. Patricia is a graduate of Eltisley Maze, the hidden academy for the world's magically gifted, and works with a small band of other magicians to secretly repair the world's ever-growing ailments. Neither Laurence nor Patricia can keep pace with the speed at which things fall apart. But something bigger than either of them, something begun deep in their childhoods, is determined to bring them together. And will"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC And
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Denis Villeneuve, Eric Heisserer, Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Aaron Ryder
Description: When mysterious spacecraft touch down around the world, a team, including linguist Louise Banks, is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers, and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler-Donner, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Tim Miller
Description: Based upon Marvel Comics' most unconventional anti-hero, the film tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Cixin Liu, Ken Liu
Description: Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to co-exist peacefully as equals without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. But the peace has also made humanity complacent. Cheng Xin, an aerospace engineer from the early 21st century, awakens from hibernation in this new age. She brings with her knowledge of a long-forgotten program dating from the beginning of the Trisolar Crisis, and her very presence may upset the delicate balance between two worlds. Will humanity reach for the stars or die in its cradle?
Call Number: FIC Liu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Seanan McGuire, Cynthia Hopkins
Description: Children have always disappeared under the right conditions, slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere else. Magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children. Nancy tumbled once, but now she's back. The things she's experienced, they change a person. The children under Miss West's care understand all too well. Each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world. Nancy's arrival marks a change at the Home. There's a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it's up to Nancy and her new found schoolmates to get to the heart of things.
Call Number: FIC McG
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Katie Dippold, Paul Feig, Ivan Reitman, Amy Pascal, Melissa McCarthy
Description: Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Donna Gigliotti, Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer
Description: As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Feb 28, 2017
James S. A Corey
Description: When Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war. Attacked by a stealth ship belonging to the Mars fleet, Holden must find a way to uncover the motives behind the attack, stop a war and find the truth behind a vast conspiracy that threatens the entire human race.
Call Number: FIC Cor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Ben Aaronovitch
Description: "As a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic"--P. [4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Aar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2015
G. Willow Wilson, Elmo Bondoc, Takeshi Miyazawa
Description: Saving the world is important, but Jersey City still needs its protector - especially now that a development company has picked it for a "renovation" project. When they co-opt Ms. Marvel's face to advertise, the fight against gentrification gets personal - but they've got more in mind than just real estate!
Call Number: YA FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Yoon Ha Lee
Description: Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for using unconventional methods in a battle against heretics. Kel Command gives her the opportunity to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress that has recently been captured by heretics. Cheris's career isn't the only thing at stake. If the fortress falls, the hexarchate itself might be next. Cheris's best hope is to ally with the undead tactician Shuos Jedao. The good news is that Jedao has never lost a battle, and he may be the only one who can figure out how to successfully besiege the fortress. The bad news is that Jedao went mad in his first life and massacred two armies, one of them his own. As the siege wears on, Cheris must decide how far she can trust Jedao--because she might be his next victim.
Call Number: FIC Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Matthew Wilson, Jared K. Fletcher
Description: In the early hours after Halloween on 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and supernatural mysteries collide in this series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood -- back cover.
Call Number: FIC Vau
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Lois McMaster Bujold
Description: In this novella set in the World of the Five Gods and four years after the events in Penric's Demon, Penric is a divine of the Bastard's Order as well as a sorcerer and scholar, living in the palace where the Princess-Archdivine holds court. His scholarly work is interrupted when the Archdivine agrees to send Penric, in his role as sorcerer, to accompany a "Locator" of the Father's Order, assigned to capture Inglis, a runaway shaman charged with the murder of his best friend. However, the situation they discover in the mountains is far more complex than expected. Penric's roles as sorcerer, strategist, and counselor are all called upon before the end.--Provided by Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Buj
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Gareth Edwards, Felicity Jones
Description: In a period of great conflict, a group of unlikely heroes led by Jyn Erso, a daring fugitive, and Cassian Andor, a rebel spy, band together on a desperate mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Feb 28, 2017
Seanan McGuire
Description: Half-fae Toby retreats to the human world after being rejected by her Faerie family, but finds her anonymity compromised by the murder of an important countess who binds her to investigate, forcing Toby to resume her fae position.
Call Number: FIC McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Lois McMaster Bujold, Grover Gardner
Description: Cordelia Naismith, Betan Survey Captain, was on a routine mission to study life forms on an uninhabited neutral planet. She was not, however, expecting to find hostile humans on an uninhabited planet. And she wasn't really expecting to fall in love with a 40-plus barbarian known to cosmopolitan galactics as the Butcher of Komarr.
Call Number: FIC Buj
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Victor D. LaValle
Description: "People move to New York looking for magic and nothing will convince them it isn't there. Charles Thomas Tester hustles to put food on the table, keep the roof over his father's head, from Harlem to Flushing Meadows to Red Hook. He knows what magic a suit can cast, the invisibility a guitar case can provide, and the curse written on his skin that attracts the eye of wealthy white folks and their cops. But when he delivers an occult tome to a reclusive sorceress in the heart of Queens, Tom opens a door to a deeper realm of magic, and earns the attention of things best left sleeping. A storm that might swallow the world is building in Brooklyn. Will Black Tom live to see it break?"--provided from Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC LaV
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Kij Johnson
Description: Professor Vellitt Boe teaches at the prestigious Ulthar Women's college. When one of her most gifted students elopes with a dreamer from the waking world, Vellitt must retrieve her.
Call Number: FIC Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Kameron Hurley
Description: The book collects dozens of Hurley's essays on feminism, geek culture, and her experiences and insights as a genre writer. The Geek Feminist Revolution will also feature several entirely new essays written specifically for this volume.--From statement at Amazon.com.
Call Number: 814 Hur
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
N. K. Jemisin
Description: "The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night. Essun -- once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger -- has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate of the Stillness forever. Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power - and her choices will break the world."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Jem
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Carrie Fisher, Billie Lourd
Description: When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she had kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved-- plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Today her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1976, Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar. With these excerpts from her handwritten notebooks, The princess diarist is Fisher's intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time-- and what developed behind the scenes. And today, as she reprises her most iconic role for the latest Star Wars trilogy, Fisher also ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity as well as the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty whose lofty status has ultimately been surpassed by her own outer-space royalty.
Call Number: B Fis
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 28, 2017
Neil Gaiman
Description: Presents a collection of nonfiction essays on a myriad of topics--from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories--observed in the author's distinctive, probing, and amusing style.
Call Number: 824.914 Gai
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2017
China Miéville
Description: "In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a profoundly traumatic event. He tries--and fails--to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, he dreams of safety, of joining the other children in the town below, of escape. When at last a stranger knocks at his door, the boy senses that his days of isolation might be over. But by what authority does this man keep the meticulous records he carries? What is the purpose behind his questions? Is he friend? Enemy? Or something else altogether?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mie
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Max Gladstone, Claudia Alick
Description: A god has died, and it's up to Tara, a first-year associate in the international necromantic firm of Kelethres, Albrecht, and Ao, to bring him back to life before his city falls apart. Tara's job: resurrect Kos before chaos sets in. Her only help: Abelard, a chain-smoking priest of the dead god who's having an understandable crisis of faith. When Tara and Abelard discover that Kos was murdered, they have to make a case in Alt Coulumb's courts.
Call Number: FIC Gla
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Ada Palmer
Description: "The world into which Mycroft and Carlyle have been born is as strange to our 21st-century eyes as ours would be to a native of the 1500s. It is a hard-won utopia built on technologically-generated abundance, and also on complex and mandatory systems of labeling all public writing and speech... And in this world, Mycroft and Carlyle have stumbled on the wild card that may destabilize the system: the boy Bridger, who can effortlessly make his wishes come true. Who can, it would seem, bring inanimate objects to life..."--Book jacket.
Call Number: FIC Pal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Ursula K. Le Guin
Description: This collection of Ursula K. Le Guin's recent talks, essays, introductions is the best manual we have for exploring the worlds explored in recent fiction; the most useful guide to the country we're visiting, life.
Call Number: 818 Le G
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
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A Closed And Common Orbit
Becky Chambers
FIC Cha
Penric And The Shaman : A Fantasy Novella In The World Of The Five Gods
Lois McMaster Bujold
FIC Buj
A Taste Of Honey
Kai Ashante Wilson
FIC Wil
Rogue One [DVD]
Gareth Edwards, Felicity Jones
SciFi/Fantasy
All The Birds In The Sky
Charlie Anders
FIC And
Rosemary And Rue : An October Daye Novel
Seanan McGuire
FIC McG
Arrival [DVD]
Denis Villeneuve, Eric Heisserer, Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Aaron Ryder
SciFi/Fantasy
Shards Of Honor [Audiobook]
Lois McMaster Bujold, Grover Gardner
FIC Buj
Deadpool [DVD]
Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler-Donner, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Tim Miller
Action
The Ballad Of Black Tom
Victor D. LaValle
FIC LaV
Death's End
Cixin Liu, Ken Liu
FIC Liu
The Dream-Quest Of Vellitt Boe
Kij Johnson
FIC Joh
Every Heart A Doorway [Audiobook]
Seanan McGuire, Cynthia Hopkins
FIC McG
The Geek Feminist Revolution
Kameron Hurley
814 Hur
Ghostbusters [DVD]
Katie Dippold, Paul Feig, Ivan Reitman, Amy Pascal, Melissa McCarthy
Comedy
The Obelisk Gate
N. K. Jemisin
FIC Jem
Hidden Figures [DVD]
Donna Gigliotti, Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer
Drama
The Princess Diarist [Audiobook]
Carrie Fisher, Billie Lourd
B Fis
Leviathan Wakes
James S. A Corey
FIC Cor
The View From The Cheap Seats : Selected Nonfiction [Audiobook]
Neil Gaiman
824.914 Gai
Midnight Riot
Ben Aaronovitch
FIC Aar
This Census-Taker : A Novella
China Miéville
FIC Mie
Ms. Marvel. 05, Super Famous
G. Willow Wilson, Elmo Bondoc, Takeshi Miyazawa
YA FIC Wil
Three Parts Dead [Audiobook]
Max Gladstone, Claudia Alick
FIC Gla
Ninefox Gambit
Yoon Ha Lee
FIC Lee
Too Like The Lightning
Ada Palmer
FIC Pal
Paper Girls. 01
Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Matthew Wilson, Jared K. Fletcher
FIC Vau
Words Are My Matter : Writings About Life And Books, 2000-2016 With A Journal Of A Writer's Week
Ursula K. Le Guin
818 Le G